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Breed Group: Sporting
Labrador Retriever

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Weight
Male: 65-80; Female: 55-70 lbs
Height
Male: 22.5-24.5; Female: 21.5-23.5 inches
Color(s)
solid black, yellow, or chocolate
Overview
Originating in Newfoundland during the 1700s, the Labrador Retriever was imported to England in the early 1800s. This breed is among the oldest of the modern recognized breeds. Their versatility and endless positive attributes have made the Labrador Retriever a popular family pet.
Character
The Labrador Retriever is medium in size, strong, athletic, and well balanced. They are friendly, outgoing, and possess an extremely sweet personality. There are two types of Labrador: The American, which is tall and lanky, and the English, which is more thick and heavy. This sporting breed is adept at hunting and retrieving. Labrador Retrievers are revered as companions and highly respected for their loving nature.
Temperament
This breed is highly intelligent, loyal, and deeply devoted. The Labrador Retriever is reliable, affectionate, and thrive on human companionship and attention. They are absolutely wonderful with children and get along exceedingly well with other dogs. They may be reserved with strangers and make good watchdogs. If this breed is left alone for extended periods of time without attention or stimulation they will become lonely, bored, and destructive.
Care
The Labrador Retriever requires regular grooming with a firm bristle brush. Special care should be given to the under coat to prevent mats and tangles. Bathing or dry shampooing should only be done when absolutely necessary. Labrador Retrievers are prone to elbow and hip dysplasia, eye disorders, and PRA.
Coat
The Labrador Retriever is a double coat breed. The outer coat is straight, short, very dense, and hard in texture. The under coat is soft, weather-resistant, and protects this breed from cold, all types of ground cover, and water. The color of the coat comes in chocolate, black, and yellow. This breed is an average shedder.
Training
This breed is easily trained. Early socialization and basic obedience are recommended. The Labrador Retriever is very strong and must be taught not to pull on their leash. They do not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. The Labrador Retriever needs fairness, firmness, consistency, reward, and respect. They excel in tracking, police work, search and rescue, agility, competitive obedience, guide for the blind, and as service dogs for the disabled.
Activity
Delightful, high-spirited, and energetic, the Labrador Retriever requires a great deal of exercise. They enjoy family play sessions, securely leashed walks, swimming, and a safely fenced yard to run and romp freely. This breed will do okay in an apartment dwelling provided they are given sufficient exercise, attention, and stimulation.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Labrador Retriever puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

3/15/2015 6:34:51 PM

3/15/2015 6:34:51 PM

I have a beautiful 5 year old male lab. He has successfully bred with 2 females a couple of times. Last 2 cycles he has no interest in the females. We have a third female, not in heat that he pursues the entire time. When the third female was in heat he was sort of interested but no success. I'm just not sure what is going on. Any ideas?

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Anonymous

It is best to bring your dog to the vet and contact the breeder you got your dog from. This can happen if a male dog lives with a female intact dog at all times. But if the behavior continues I would suggest contacting your breeder -- but take him to the vet for sure.
3/16/2015 12:42:52 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/6/2015 9:13:52 PM

2/6/2015 9:13:52 PM

Are Labrador Retriever's good with new born babies?

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Anonymous

Any breed can welcome a new baby to the family, but you must understand that every dog is different. Some dogs can easily adjust to having a baby in the family, while other's do not adjust well at all. A well bred, well socialized and well trained dog should have no problem adjusting. But you must allow the dog the time to adjust and a space to call it's own to get away from the baby-craziness when it needs a break. All interactions between a dog and a baby, or child of any size should be supervised at all times.
2/7/2015 3:29:01 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/1/2015 2:58:01 PM

2/1/2015 2:58:01 PM

Labrador Retriever What kind of food would you recommend for a lab? And also how long do you think it will take to train a lab?

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Anonymous

The Labrador breed is a very versatile breed of dog, which can make puppies be very different depending on lineage. Dogs whom are bred for hunting tend to have more energy and by more active, while dogs whom are bred for show or just as a companion dog tend to be a little lower in the energy department. The Labrador is an intelligent breed of dog that needs early positive reinforcement based training. Training times all depend on the dog, the owner and how much time the owner spends training the puppy every day. All dogs should be on a high quality, grain-free dog food unless the dog is eating raw. Dogs are carnivores and should be eating grain-free dog food that fits their lifestyle best.
2/2/2015 4:29:21 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/26/2015 1:25:14 PM

1/26/2015 1:25:14 PM

Labrador Retriever nose Our "red" lab pup was born several days ago. In her picture, her nose is brown. Our breeder told us her nose will change to black and that labs (at least these "red" labs) are not born with black noses. Does anyone know if this is true?

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Anonymous

Some Labradors will be born with a brown nose. The "red" coloration for the Labrador is not a registered color and so there are no standards for it. Some dogs noses will turn to black, while other's will stay brown. Some have been known to be a mixture, depending on the dog. If your pup's nose is not black by 6 weeks old, I would be concerned as to whether it will change at all.
1/26/2015 6:10:38 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/23/2014 8:38:04 PM

12/23/2014 8:38:04 PM

Labrador Retriever My Labrador mated and gave birth to 7 puppies. They all look fine. How much should I sell them for and when is it safe to take them away from their mother?

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Anonymous

First off, you need to take both your dam and the puppies to the vet. Puppies and the dam should be checked out within three days of giving birth/being born. Puppies should not be rehomed until at least 8 weeks of age. Although, between 10 - 12 weeks of age is better for the puppies, as it gives them more time to learn social skills from their siblings and mother. Unless your puppies are papered purebreds and both the dam and sire are titled, then you should sell your puppies for about what it would cost to spay/neuter in your area, plus what it costs you for the first round of shots. So if it costs $200.00 for a spay/neuter on average and the whole litter cost $120.00 for shots, then you should charge $320.00, as that will help you cover your food costs and the shots given to the puppies. But also so you know that the people adopting your puppies have the funds available to spay/neuter their dog when it is at the right age so not to add to the over-population issue.
12/24/2014 10:15:53 AM

Anonymous asked:

10/26/2014 12:44:43 PM

10/26/2014 12:44:43 PM

how old is old for a lab What is the average life span for a lab

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The average life-span of the Labrador Retriever is 10 - 11 years. But in recent years because of the popularity of the breed, the life-span of the breed can be 8 - 9 years because of bad breeding. Finding a reputable, qualified and knowledgeable breeder is key to getting a healthy pup. However, diet and exercise is also key in this breed. The Labrador needs two hours of hard running exercise a day once the dog has fully developed. This breed easily packs on weight, so a high quality, grain-free diet is key to keeping this breed healthy for it's entire life. Once a dog is over the age of 6, they can be considered middle/old age depending on the breed. Keeping an eye on your dog and routine vet visits will help catch any problems that may occur with an aging dog.
10/27/2014 6:33:42 PM

doglover3339 asked:

7/6/2014 7:06:30 PM

7/6/2014 7:06:30 PM

Is it cruel to reserve a puppy but not pick it up for another month? He will be 8 weeks old by 7-7-2014 and won't be able to get him until 8-5-14 or 8-6-14

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Anonymous

No, it is not cruel at all. In fact, it is a good thing. Reserving your puppy tells the breeder that you are serious about taking your puppy home. It is a good thing that you aren't able to bring it home until a little later. Your puppy will get more of a chance to learn skills from it's mother and litter mate's. 8 weeks old is the earliest a puppy should go home, but bringing a puppy home at 12 - 14 weeks gives you even more of an advantage.
7/7/2014 9:51:26 AM

Anonymous asked:

6/23/2014 12:43:06 AM

6/23/2014 12:43:06 AM

How big is a puppy black labrador retriever Tell me all about puppy labrador retreivers !

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Anonymous

The size of a puppy all depends on the linage of the parents and if the breeder cares about standard size or not. There are many different 'types' of Labrador's, such as the American and the European, which have differences in body style. On average, the pup at 8 weeks old, which is the earliest you should ever get a pup, should be around 9-13 lbs. But again, every puppy is different and depending on the food you are feeding and how much exercise a puppy is getting will also change the weight of the puppy.
6/24/2014 9:44:47 AM

Anonymous asked:

4/28/2014 5:23:19 PM

4/28/2014 5:23:19 PM

How are labs around cats? I see lots of ads that say 'good around dogs' but nothing about cats. Do labs normally chase and bother cats? I was considering adopting a yellow lab adult but I have 3 cats and wondered if getting a young lab puppy would be better so he could grow up around them. Is it their instinct to bother cats?

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Anonymous

Labrador Retriever's are very high energy dogs that give into their prey drive quite easily, since they were bred for retrieving. If you want a Labrador, the best thing to do is to find a responsible and reputable breeder that will socialize your new puppy to cats from a very, very early age. Then it is up to you as an owner to teach your pup to respect cats. This can easily be done using positive reinforcement training such as clicker or marker training.
4/29/2014 3:32:31 PM

Anonymous

We've had numerous labs who have grown up with and have been great with all our cats.
1/20/2015 8:42:16 PM

buddylover#1fan asked:

4/27/2014 9:25:49 PM

4/27/2014 9:25:49 PM

Okay so labs normally eat grass to throw up, right? But my dog, Bella, eats the tall grass every single time we go on walks, is anything wrong or am I just being paranoid?

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Anonymous

Dogs in general are known for eating grass. This, however, is normally not a problem unless the owner is seems that the dog is consistently eating grass and then throwing up. Back in days when dogs were wolves, the wolves would eat every part of the animal that they killed for food, including the stomach contents of the herbivore. Dogs today will eat grass for the same reason, to get a nutrient that their bodies are craving. Dogs will also eat grass if they have an upset stomach as they know if they eat a lot of grass, they will throw up. So if your dog is always eating grass and throwing up every time, it's time for a vet visit. But if she eating grass and not having any issues, then she is fine.
4/29/2014 3:37:04 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/22/2014 11:27:18 PM

2/22/2014 11:27:18 PM

I have a 4 year old Labrador Retriever that has not been eating her food the last couple days I have a 4 year old Labrador Retriever that has not been eating her food the last couple days, but treats. Concerned that she is not eating but she is drinking.

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Anonymous

If she is not eating her food, but eating treats, then your dog is being picky. You should be feeding your dog a high quality grain-free dog food. The better nutrition and taste will make any picky dog eat.
7/11/2014 1:11:56 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/21/2014 8:04:20 PM

2/21/2014 8:04:20 PM

how long is too long for a labrador to be left alone before it becomes destructive The temperament area reads "If left alone for extended periods of time, it may become destructive". Does this means days or hours?

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Anonymous

There is no solid rule as to how long your dog can be left alone. Generally, it depends on how well the dog has been house broken. Mine naps most of the day and occasionally plays with his chew toy. If you're going to leave the dog alone for 8 hours or so, just make sure water and access to a bathroom should be your concern. Any dog that has to be left to himself for a few days is just irresponsible and should be left with another caretaker.
2/28/2014 10:55:52 PM

Anonymous

It depends. If your lab is older it is okay to leave them in my experience,but he/she needs a place to go to the bathroom. When my dog was younger a couple hours and he would start to chew on things. So 2-4 hours. I would say. But I'm not an expert
4/27/2014 8:37:01 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/3/2014 11:49:48 AM

2/3/2014 11:49:48 AM

do the ivory labs hunt If u would breed chocolate male and ivory female would the puppies still be good hunting dogs

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Anonymous

Color has nothing to do with hunting ability. If you want a good hunting dog look at the titles in it's pedigree. On another not, depending on yellow and chocolate recessive genes, you will likely end up with some (if not all) black puppies.
3/7/2014 12:43:36 PM

Anonymous

I agree with the original responder in regards to hunting ability. Does the ivory dog have a liver or black nose? If black nosed, you will most likely end up with some (if not all) black puppies. If the dog has a liver colored nose, she/he carries the gene for chocolate and chocolate puppies are a possibility. To have a true grasp of the coat color possibilities, you need to DNA test for each dog's coat color code. You can test for the presence of yellow (E Locus) and chocolate (B Locus). If your chocolate carries no yellow (EE), you will have no yellow puppies. If your yellow (ivory) carries no chocolate (BB), you will have no chocolates. Everything would revert back to black.
3/18/2014 7:50:20 AM

Anonymous asked:

12/11/2013 5:40:44 PM

12/11/2013 5:40:44 PM

Help! My dog keeps hacking. What could be wrong? My Labrador Retriever keeps hacking like he's going to throw up and nothing will come out. What could be wrong? Should I be worried about it?

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Anonymous

Your dog could have an allergy or kennel cough. I would take the dog to the vet. Kennel cough is highly contagious to other dogs
12/13/2013 6:05:41 AM

Anonymous asked:

11/24/2013 11:21:42 AM

11/24/2013 11:21:42 AM

What would a labrador - pit bull mix be like? What would a Labrador - pit bull mix be like if it were a 50\50 mix?

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Anonymous

It would be what it is! Mixed, what is more noticed about the dog? Does it look more lab or pit? Then if it looks more than the other, that is most likely it will be that bred
1/7/2014 1:09:35 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/11/2013 9:31:16 PM

11/11/2013 9:31:16 PM

Is my Labrador/Retriever really pregnant? She has milk and she's nesting,vomiting,panting,licking,and seems a little bit depressed. Is she pregnant Thanks, Kaitlyn

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Anonymous

Once the dog is 5-6 weeks past when her heat cycle started (4 weeks after ovulation), you can take her to a veterinarian and get an ultrasound done to confirm pregnancy - sorry, there is no EPT for dogs
3/7/2014 12:47:04 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/29/2013 2:16:48 PM

10/29/2013 2:16:48 PM

how long do Labradors live how long do Labradors live

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Anonymous

About ten to twelve years if well taken care of and healthy.
11/24/2013 10:57:01 AM

Anonymous

They usually live 10 to 12 years.
6/10/2014 2:30:45 AM

Anonymous asked:

6/17/2013 1:24:52 AM

6/17/2013 1:24:52 AM

How to housebreak a new Labrador Retriever pup? housebreak ?

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Anonymous

Set a routine. Only give your Labrador Retriever puppy water and food up to four times a day( at first) then let him/her out half an hour after he/she eats or drinks. If you crate train him/her, make sure the cage is only big enough for the dog to turn around in. Dont do the puppy pads! That gives the dog a mentality that its ok to go in the house, no matter what ppl tell you. Scold your dog while its going in the house, not after, because the dog will not understand what it did wrong. Been a dog trainer for 10 years.
6/19/2013 1:42:09 AM

Anonymous asked:

5/24/2013 5:20:08 PM

5/24/2013 5:20:08 PM

How do you get Labrador Retrievers to quit harassing our cat? We have two cats that our Labrador Retriever just keeps chasing and barking at. The cats are afraid.

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Anonymous asked:

4/4/2013 5:29:56 PM

4/4/2013 5:29:56 PM

how do i stop my lab from shedding so much i have a 4 yr lab and she sheds like crazy and when i bathe her she has a funny smell even if i use deodorant shampoo

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Anonymous

You can't really stop your lab from shedding - my advice would be to bathe her once or twice every month and make sure you groom regularly. Most dogs have a wet dog smell after you bathe them.
5/7/2013 11:27:14 PM

Anonymous

You can't really stop your lab from shedding but I know a great brush that gets rid of so much hair. The ferminator brush is an amazing brush! It could get rid of pound of hair just laying on your dog and it also gets deep into the hair to get our the nasty stuff. Its a great product! I sugguest using it!
6/11/2013 5:29:49 PM

Anonymous

Labs shed year round. You can try using fish oil capsules once a day. The same ones people take. Don't give fish oil to a pregnant dog.
8/27/2013 11:50:04 AM

Anonymous

You can't stop it. No shampoo can help my dog sheds sooooo MUCH. I will sweep the floor and she will walk right where I swept and it looks like I didn't sweep at all!
4/27/2014 8:40:26 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/2/2013 5:18:44 PM

4/2/2013 5:18:44 PM

Breeding and Wandering If a male labrador is used for breeding, will they be hard to keep at home? Will they want to wander the neighborhood?

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Anonymous

Generally, your dog will stay by your side, especially Labradors. Even if they are used as stud dogs, I would not worry too much.
8/23/2013 2:46:06 PM

Anonymous

A stud dog can smell a female in heat 2 miles away. He may mark more territory at this time. Yes he may wander. Hopefully the families with a girl in heat are keeping her indoors.
8/27/2013 11:52:58 AM

Anonymous asked:

3/27/2013 7:38:08 PM

3/27/2013 7:38:08 PM

When can Labrador Retrievers be bred how old?

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Anonymous

after they are 3 period
4/4/2013 5:33:41 PM

Anonymous

After Labs have had their hips and elbows evaluated by the OFA. They have to be 24 months for the OFA evaluation. They should also have their CERF, and cleared for EIC and CNM - minimum. Both the bitch and stud should have these health checks done before even thinking about breeding.
3/7/2014 12:51:37 PM

Anonymous

My cousins breeds labs and she said some get pregnant at 2 years old.
4/27/2014 8:41:30 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/17/2013 11:30:06 PM

3/17/2013 11:30:06 PM

Lessen the amount of shedding/managing shedding Our yellow lab sheds so much. Are there steps to take to lessen the shedding?

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Anonymous

Like I told another person the ferminator is the best brush in the world! It gets rid of shedding for a while and could take pounds off your dog. It may take a little of time but it is the best thing to use!
6/11/2013 5:31:23 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/15/2013 2:12:20 PM

3/15/2013 2:12:20 PM

Can Labrodor Retrievers have ....mental retardartion? Ours won't go near water Dixie is 7 years old. We have a pool in back yard that our previous Lab loved. Dixie is afraid and always has been of going in water. She also doesn't chase tennis balls. Doesn't seem to get it. She did not get both her canine teeth in. She has a weird shaped skull for a Lab. She's just not that smart for a Lab. We've had 2 before here her. Of course we love her just the same. But, can a Lab be "mentally retarded?" I'm sorry for phrase. But, any other dogs out there like our Dixie?

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Anonymous

Well, I do believe they can have mental retardation. I know mine does. But she loves the water. It is not a bad thing that Dixie doesn't like the water some dogs like it others dont
4/27/2014 8:46:05 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/15/2013 1:59:45 PM

3/15/2013 1:59:45 PM

We have ownd 3 wonderful Labs over last 22 years. Our wonderful Dixie tho..has always been afraid of

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Anonymous

Did you get her as a puppy? or just you rescue her because ewe rescued a Labrador and he is scared of somethings we think he might have been abused and or wasn't socialized as a puppy. Hope this helped.If not just ask another question :)
11/19/2013 10:49:57 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/23/2013 10:12:36 PM

2/23/2013 10:12:36 PM

Why would a Labrador Retriever's nose suddenly turn from black to pink

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Anonymous asked:

2/22/2013 3:09:19 AM

2/22/2013 3:09:19 AM

My lab is 4 months old but has a thick coatwhat to do?

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Anonymous asked:

2/19/2013 2:10:00 PM

2/19/2013 2:10:00 PM

what is the personality of a Labrador Retriever

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Anonymous

AWESOME!!!
3/7/2014 12:52:55 PM

Anonymous

The most loving gentle, caring, protective, special, smart, courageous, wonderful, calm, energetic (yes they are calm and energetic) dogs ever. I'm a teen and the best dog ever,buddy, passed a few years ago. My mom had me when she was in college so when she had to study she took buddy and I to the park so she could study when I was a baby, barely able to walk. Buddy would walk right next to me the whole and catch me when I fell. My mom said when she first brought me home buddy didn't know what to do with me, but he figured it out and became the most protective and best dog EVER!!!!!! I love buddy forever and always
4/27/2014 9:10:37 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/15/2013 8:05:35 AM

2/15/2013 8:05:35 AM

how old can a lab get?

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Anonymous

13
3/10/2013 5:14:09 PM

Anonymous

14
3/23/2013 2:54:16 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/3/2013 5:21:58 PM

2/3/2013 5:21:58 PM

what age does a lab grow until.

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Anonymous

We had a part Black Lab that we had for 16 Yrs.
3/10/2013 5:34:08 PM

Anonymous

We enjoyed our black Lab for 15 years. She had ailing health problems for last 3 months. It was time for us to say goodby and let her go to sleep. It was very difficult. But, she was holding on only for us. She went to sleep at our Vets after final goodbye. It was the right thing to do. We were blessed with another Lab shortly after.
3/15/2013 2:31:04 PM

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